The Wild Edge: Freedom to Roam the Pacific Coast


  • First book on this ocean-based North American wildlife corridor
  • The health of many important marine species depends on this corridor
  • The Wild Edge is the result of more than 8 years of expeditions
  • Essays by Bruce Barcott, Philippe Cousteau, Exequiel Ezcurra, Bonnie Henderson, Jon Hoekstra, and Eric Scigliano

The Wild Edge: Freedom to Roam the Pacific Coast reveals the great Pacific seam of North America that knits together land and sea, ocean and continent in a tumble of interrelated life. From the Baja peninsula through the coves and breaks of California and the bays and inlets of the Pacific Northwest, to the deep forests of British Columbia and the icy realm of polar bears in the Beaufort Sea of Alaska, the west coast of North America provides a life-sustaining corridor of great energy. Here, life and landscape are interconnected in complex and intriguing ways.

This simple system of currents, driven by the basic forces of gravitation and the rotation of the earth, maintains some of the most extraordinary ecological contrasts in the planet.
— Exequiel Ezcurra